• Woods Bagot wins design competition for five-star Parramatta hotel

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    Woods Bagot has won a design competition for Parramatta’s iconic mixed-use building at 8 Phillip Street. The 54-storey structure will include 35 levels of apartments, a proposed five-star hotel, rooftop bar and will integrate with the existing Heritage St Andrew’s Church and St Andrew’s Hall.

  • Nightingale 3 calling for support


    In a call-to-arms, the grass roots oriented development group is asking for letters of support for its third project to be sent to the government.

  • CHROFI designs ‘hovering cube’ for National Botanic Gardens


    “From the outside, the building presents as a translucent box that entices the visitor toward it. On arrival, a glint of green slices through the form, providing a tantalising hint of the splendour of plants within.” Sydney-based studio CHROFI has won a competition to design the new conservatory for the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

  • Building a place of welcome: the Guesthouse


    Dr. Caroline Vains, lecturer and project leader, discusses the Guesthouse – a student project that works to highlight the migrant experience while creating a place of welcome, developed in collaboration with the local migrant community and Christof Mayer of raumlabor.berlin.

  • Innovative designs: Incubator winners


    This year’s Designbuild featured a new and intriguing component – the Incubator competition. Entrants were invited to submit applications for their innovative and exciting products. AR showcases the winners who were of particular interest to the architecture industry.

  • Navigating social media as an architect or designer


    Social media is constantly changing and evolving. Add into the mix the new platforms that are popping up all the time, and it can start to feel like a jungle out there.

  • Interstudio arrives!


    Interstudio opened its doors to the architecture and design community for a fabulous celebration to launch its newly renovated Melbourne premises.

  • Big World Home: like IKEA for houses


    “We’re excited to be launching one of the most progressive, socially oriented, community driven housing projects that Australia has ever seen, at a time when new options in affordable housing have never been more vital,” says architect Alexander Symes. The Big World Homes can be built in days using only a hammer and a drill.

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